Online Teaching

5 Different Tools used for Online teaching

Introduction

Online Teaching is one of the oldest platform for teaching , it originated when internet is available to the large peoples . The importance of online teaching increased exponential just from few months across the globe because of corona virus pandemic. In following section I try to explore the different tools available for students and teachers without affecting their academics ,we can best utilise the technology for learning in this difficult situation.

Online Tools

Google Class Room 

One of the most popular efficient online platform teaching to any level of students i,e from High school to graduate level. The main advantage of this tools is , it is easy to use , we require only a google mail to get this platform. It is completely free , no one is charged for using this classroom , it is unlimited in number of students can able to join for the session.

We can provide assignment like short description or long description and it provide the interface for evaluation also . We can create a MCQ(Multiple Choice Question) for the user with the help of google forms.

We can schedule the test or assignments at any preferred date and time . At that time only , it test will be live and we need to specify the deadline for submitting the answers.

Right now around 40 million users are using the google classroom for their teaching . This information only shows the popularity of this platform.

Zoom 

It’s another good platform to conduct the live session for the students. It is having both free version and paid version. The free version is having the constraint for 40 min .

By using zoom ,we can schedule the online session with or without audio and video . we can share the screen to the participants , it is good option ,if you are using the PPT for explanation.

We can use the annotation on the screen for the better teaching experiences , it can be done by both , host and participant.

Zoom provides chatting facility ,when participant not able talk, they can communicate through chat bot. I will share screen shot of zoom meeting with live session in the following paragraph .

Goto Meeting

It’s another platform for live session conduction and meeting in industry or in academic.

The features provided by goto meeting is almost same as that of zoom. It is als having free version and paid version. The free version is for 15 days with no limitation on duration on the time.

By using goto ,we can schedule the online session with or without audio and video . we can share the screen to the participants , it is good option ,if you are using the PPT for explanation.

We can use the annotation on the screen for the better teaching experiences , it can be done by both , host and participant.

Goto meeting provides chatting facility ,when participant not able talk, they can communicate through chat bot. I will share screen shot of zoom meeting with live session in the following paragraph .

Google Meet 

This platform is provided by Google ,as the name itself suggest ,but it is having advantages compared to above two.

The main advantage is free , and easy to use . we can use this platform in mobile also .

Mainly meet application is used for conducting the meeting in the offices , it provides both audio and video facilitate for the host and participants .

It is not having any restriction on the number of peoples joining the meeting . The interface used in this platform is very easy one, any body can bale to use without any strong technical knowledge.

Virtual Labs

Many application are available to conduct virtual labs for the technical students.

Many institution came with their own platform for providing the virtual lab Felicity like NITK. In addition to these ,we have many commercial software to conduct the lab virtually. For Computer science student the above said platform is sufficient to carry out the programs.

Conclusion

Still lot of applications are present to explore the power of Online teaching , if anybody know new application , please comment on it.